Posted: February 2, 2018
The Indiana University School of Education at IUPUI in Indianapolis is seeking a Visiting Professor of Early Childhood Education (two-year, non-tenure track appointment) with strengths in research and teaching that are grounded in early childhood pedagogy and theories in urban settings.
The School of Education at IUPUI is an urban-serving institution located in the heart of Indianapolis. Our school of education has approximately 40 full-time faculty, many of whom are actively engaged in teaching, scholarship of teaching, and research that focuses on social justice and anti-racist practices, partnerships with urban communities and schools, and critical perspectives in education.
Faculty in our teacher education programs are committed to preparing teachers to enact transformative practices in urban schools, to participate in field-based experiences that support our teacher candidates, and to contribute to the goal of diversifying the teacher workforce. Our Early Childhood program is specifically designed for students transferring from an institution with an associate’s degree who are seeking a baccalaureate degree and a teaching license in early childhood education (birth-age 8).
- Lead in ongoing program development, innovation, and evaluation.
- Design and implement urban early childhood teacher education curriculum that grounds pre-service teachers in deep understanding of critical social justice pedagogy, human development, social-emotional learning, and urban communities within strong field-based experiences.
- Support for and design of field experiences for pre-service teachers , including the potential to work with pre-service teachers over the course of their four-semester program in which they engage in increasingly sophisticated enactments of teaching that values students’ family, community and cultural practices in and out of school.
- Lead mutually beneficial partnerships with local schools, including working with pre-service teachers, in-service teachers, families and community partners.
- Provide service to department, university, community, and professional organizations focused on advocacy, promotion and growth of the urban Early Childhood program.
- Earned doctorate in Education or Child Development with emphasis in one or more of these areas: Early Childhood Education, Curriculum Studies, or Urban/Multicultural Education. (ABD candidates will be considered. The degree must be conferred prior to the position start date.)
- Capacity to teach undergraduate courses in Early Childhood Education program.
- Critical pedagogy and scholarship addressing issues of power, privilege and empowerment and the ways these issues affect children, families and communities.
- Expertise working with diverse and urban student populations in early childhood settings.
- A minimum of three years of early childhood teaching experience (PK-3) in an urban setting.
- Experience working with infants and toddlers, but also knowledge of children (birth to age five) in multiple contexts such as family child care, in home or center-based child care, Early Head Start/Head Start, and public school early childhood settings.
- Demonstrated understanding of and commitment to urban issues.
- Experience or interest in forming partnerships with urban schools to support prospective and practicing teachers in linguistically, culturally and economically diverse settings.
- Experience or desire to work with diverse and/or underserved populations.
- Strong methodological training in research and evidence of potential for an active research record.
- A secondary area of expertise such as: literacy, mathematics, bi/multilingual education, special education, social studies, science.
Candidates should submit (a) letter of application describing qualifications and experience and teaching philosophy (max 4 pages), (b) curriculum vita, (c ) two samples of scholarship, and (d) names and email addresses for at least three references. All application materials must be submitted online at http://indiana.peopleadmin.com/postings/5414.
Applications received by February 26, 2018 are assured full consideration. We will continue to accept and screen applications until the position is filled. Starting date is August 1, 2018. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Direct questions to Dr. Tambra Jackson, Search Committee Chair, at email@example.com. Additional information about the School of Education can be found at: https://education.iupui.edu. IUPUI is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution. Individuals who require reasonable accommodations in order to participate in the application process should notify Ashley Clemons at firstname.lastname@example.org with appropriate advance notice. We seek applications from women, persons of color, individuals with disabilities, veterans, members of the LGBTQ plus community, and members of other underrepresented groups.